Daily Archives: January 26, 2011

Farm bill 2012: farmers weigh in

Farm bill 2012: farmers weigh in

Ron Smith

Delta Farm Press

Farm commodity representatives asked members of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture to do all they can to maintain the basic structure of the 2008 farm law, but suggested sweeping changes in a few new programs such as ACRE and SURE.

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2011 Mid-South Stocker Conference, February 21-22, 2011

2011 Mid-South Stocker Conference, February 21-22, 2011

Information is aimed at assisting stocker operators exploring innovative ideas for feeding and producing healthy cattle, and determining the roll of stockering in an evolving cattle industry.

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Appalachian Grazing Conference Is March 4-5

Appalachian Grazing Conference Is March 4-5

Hay and Forage Grower

Greg Judy and Kathy Voss will be keynote speakers at the 2011 Appalachian Grazing Conference, set for March 4-5 at the Waterfront Place Hotel in Morgantown, WV.

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Fish oil supplement can be fed to grass-fed cattle to increase Omega 3 in meat

Fish oil supplement can be fed to grass-fed cattle to increase Omega 3 in meat

Gayle Smith

The Fence Post

Grazing cattle can be fed a fish oil-based feed additive to increase the Omega 3 oils in their meat, according to a University of Wyoming study released during the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center (SAREC) Livestock Field Day in Lingle, Wyo.

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Cow/Calf Guys Getting the Squeeze

Cow/Calf Guys Getting the Squeeze

Victoria G. Myers

Progressive Farmer

Beef prices are good. It’s a simple fact. But with historically high land rates, surging commodity prices and volatile input costs, beef producers today are still in a tight spot.

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Livestock, Forage and Grain Forum

Livestock, Forage and Grain Forum

Dave Russell 

Brownfield Network

Roger Thurow, Sr. Fellow for Global Agriculture and Food Policy at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and former Wall Street Journal reporter will be the keynote speaker at the Indiana Livestock, Forage and Grain Forum this Friday, January 28 at the Convention Center in Indianapolis.

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Speaker Challenges Producers to Examine Ethics

Speaker Challenges Producers to Examine Ethics

Cattle Today

“I hate to be an alarmist, but I have to tell you: there is a time for urgency, and the time is right now.”

Kevin Murphy didn’t mince words in getting to his point at last month’s Feeding Quality Forum.

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OK to keep a first-calf heifer’s daughter for a replacement

OK to keep a first-calf heifer’s daughter for a replacement

Farm and Dairy

Most everyone in the beef business is excited about the shortage of beef cows and the low rate of retention of heifers to be made into cows.

“The hope is those factors will translate into higher cattle prices and more profit for local farmers,” said Eldon Cole, a livestock specialist with University of Missouri Extension.

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Bill Kuehn Presented Hereford Innovator Award

Bill Kuehn Presented Hereford Innovator Award

Bill Kuehn was honored with a Hereford Innovator Award by the American Hereford Association for his commitment to the Hereford industry and the Certified Hereford Beef (CHB) program. Bill, co-owner of WRK Herefords Inc., and Kuehn Feedlot, Heartwell, Neb., and Sweetwater Cattle Co., Kearney, Neb., was presented with the award at the National Western Stock Show Hereford Carload and Pen Show in Denver, Jan. 14.   

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Feuding ranchers leave horses to die in Montana

Feuding ranchers leave horses to die in Montana

Examiner.com

Last July James H. Leachman, a cattle rancher who turned to horse breeding, lost his ranch at a foreclosure sale to neighboring ranchers, Turk and Jenny Stovall.  The Stovalls say Leachman was supposed to take his horses, estimated at 450, off their land last summer.  Leachman claims he has until this July to buy back his property and intends to do so.  He says he can continue to graze the horses on his old land in the meantime.

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